George Clooney involved in Italian scooter crash and briefly hospitalized

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Actor George Clooney arrives at the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney

George Clooney has been involved in an accident.

Hollywood star George Clooney was taken to hospital after suffering minor injuries in a collision involving his motorbike and a auto, the BBC reports.

Clooney was riding the scooter near Olbia when a vehicle cut across the actor's path at an intersection, resulting in a collision, Lt. Alberto Cicognani of the Carabinieri Italian military force said to NBC News. Clooney was rushed to the emergency room at John Paul II Hospital, but his condition was not believed to be serious and he was later discharged, doctors confirmed to NBC News.

"He is recovering at home and will be fine", a representative for Clooney told People.

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Daily newspaper La Nuova Sardegna said the 57-year-old Clooney was heading to a film set a vehicle hit his motorbike. The vehicle driver called an ambulance which took Clooney to hospital, AGI added. Photographs taken by someone passing the scene showed the car's front right bumper damaged and Clooney's bike on its side.

Clooney, 57, had just left his hotel on a motor scooter when he crashed into a small truck, Italy's Chi magazine said on its Web site.

The accident happened in Sardinia where the U.S. actor is filming his latest TV series, Catch-22. Earlier this month, George and Amal were spotted out together on a romantic date night at La Tavernetta in Sardinia.

Clooney has a home on the Italian mainland, on Lake Como.

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